Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Eastern Bluebirds checking out Tree Swallow's birdhouse

Eastern Bluebird action shots, these photos were taken while this male Eastern Bluebird was trying his best to convince the female Eastern Bluebird to check out this 3 level birdhouse. I think he never even got her to go in any of the openings. They appear to be discussing it, he then tryed to show her the upper level. Then they appear to be discussing it again. Then he shows her the middle level. More discussion, then he proceeds to the bottom level. I left them still discussing it. These were taken in late June, there had already been several families of bluebirds in our yard, so this would have probably been a 2nd or 3rd for the season. I don't know how many pairs of bluebirds we have had this year. Right after this I bought a new bluebird house and they were in it within the week of installation. There are currently eggs in the new birdhouse.
The photo below is my favorite of this group.

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